• Big Show Reveals Why Vince McMahon Was Pi$$ed At Him Before WrestleMania 21, Comments On His Return Plan
During a recent appearance on The Steve Austin Show podcast, former WWF Champion The Big Show talked about his health, his hip resurfacing, getting faster again, why Vince McMahon was pi$$ed at him before WrestleMania 21, when he plans to return & more.
Below are the highlights:
On how he has benefited from his hip resurfacing:
“Right now, quality of life is really good. There’s no stiffness. My range of motion is ridiculous. I’m not done in the ring yet. Hell, I’m 380 lbs. I feel now, especially in my hip, has more range of motion now, and I’m faster than I moved in 17, 18 years. I wrestled with Fit Finlay a little bit at WrestleMania. I got in there and rolled around the ring with Fit and the doctor. And Fit was laughing. He was like, ‘you’re fast again’, which made me feel good because my mobility is back and I had lost so much mobility before. Fit laughed at me and he goes, ‘yeah, you used to lean to the left and go that way or lean to the right and go that way’ because I couldn’t. I didn’t have the ability to plant my foot and turn because there was no joint space, so it’s been rough, man.”
On why Vince McMahon was pi$$ed at him before WrestleMania 21:
“I think my heaviest I was 537 lbs. When I did that match with Akebono, I think Akebono, for a shoot, weighed 488 and I weighed 509 because I remember Vince being pi$$ed at me because Akebono was supposed to weigh more than me. And McMahon looks at me and goes, ‘509 lbs?’ He shook his head and walked off. I was like, ‘I’m a quarter-ton of fun! What do you want me to say?'”
On when he plans to return to WWE:
“Hopefully soon. I know this month, I’ve got a lot of commitments as far as the Special Olympics. I’m getting ready for the USA Games on July 1st in Seattle. I’m looking forward to that. I’m visiting with a lot of athletes in different states now.”
• Interesting Note Regarding Jeff Hardy Teaming Up With The Usos On This Week’s SmackDown Live
United States Champion Jeff Hardy teamed up with former SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos to defeat SAnitY on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live.
An interesting thing that should be noted here is that Jeff has been the opponent of The Usos’ father, WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi, multiple times during the Attitude Era!
It’s a very rare occasion when things like these happen. Another similar thing happened when The Undertaker faced Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 31 (Undertaker has competed with Wyatt’s father IRS during the 90s).